What To Do When Things Get Complicated
The latest simulation from Touch Surgery™, available for free in-app, demonstrates case variations on Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. This procedure is regularly performed to treat gallbladder disease, trauma, cancer, inflammation, and complications of gallstones.1
The first module of this simulation depicts the key steps of a standard case, with emphasis on safe dissection of the hepatobiliary triangle, or Calot’s triangle, to reach the critical view of safety (CVS). The additional four modules explore more complicated cases, including a cirrhotic liver, dissection of Calot’s triangle with a prominent hump of the right hepatic artery, a remnant gallbladder dissection with gallstone and biliary stent resection, and a subtotal cholecystectomy.
This simulation was authored by Saxon Connor, HPB surgeon at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand, and Tom Hugh MD, Professor of Surgery and Chair of Surgery at Northern Clinical School, Australia.